Borys  Gudziak

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Borys Gudziak was born 24 Novembre in Syracuse, New York US. His parents, both Ukrainian Greek Catholics, had come to New York from western Ukraine in the early 1950s. After completing his pre-university studies at Christian Brothers Academy, he graduated from Syracuse University, obtaining a dual degree in philosophy and biology.  He entered the College of Saint Sophia in Rome where, as a student of the Lviv Archeparchy under Cardinal Josyf Slipyj, he attended the Pontifical Urban University. He was ordained on 26 November 1998 in the Cathedral of St. George in Lviv, on 21 July 2012 it was announced that Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Michel Hrynchyshyn from the pastoral Apostolic Exarchate for Ukrainians of the Byzantine rite in France. Boris Gudziak leading scholar of church history, the president of the Ukrainian Catholic University. Bishop Boris, author and editor of books and articles on church-historical, spiritual and theological topics in various languages. The greatest work is “Kyiv Metropolis, the Constantinople Patriarchate and the Genesis of the Union of Brest”. Boris Gudziak was awarded with a number of awards, among them: “People of the New Times 2015″, the awards nm. Jan Nowak-Jeziorański 2016, and the Order “For Intellectual Courage” (2005), the Order “For Merit» III degree (2005). Also, Bishop Boris is the Knight of the Order of the Honor Legion, and the Cavalier of the Order of the Academic Palms (award of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science of France, 2008). In May 2018, Gudziak received an honorary doctorate of humane letters degree during the 164th commencement of Syracuse University “for his vision of freedom and love for people, brave leadership in combating tyranny and support for his students during the 2013-2014 Revolution of Dighity.”